The Birth of the Universal Library

by Jing Liu ~ June 5th, 2006. Filed under: Readings.

Jonathan B. Bengtson
Library Journal (04/15/06) P. 2

While digitization projects in libraries have been around for a number of years, in the past 18 months the possibilities of digitization and the cultural impact of such scanning projects have leapt dramatically beyond the confines of academia. Making the full text of libraries’ holdings available digitally is without question a natural next step in widening access to our collections—and massive digitization projects, such as that of the Open Content Alliance (OCA), have brought us into a new era.

Asian Library’s rare books would make a good digitization project.

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